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Barcelona: Gothic Quarter Walking Tour with VR and Cathedral

Product ID: 375721
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Head to the heart of Barcelona, where it all started 2,000 years ago. Discover the Gothic Quarter's charming corners and hidden squares as you stroll down ancient streets with an expert guide. Enjoy time to explore the Barcelona Cathedral.
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Duration: 2 hours
Starting time 9:00 AM
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Experience

Highlights
  • Discover the amazing Barcelona Cathedral
  • Travel back in time to see the city during Roman rule
  • Stroll around the world-famous and breathtaking Gothic Quarter
Full description
Get the most out of your trip to Barcelona with a walking tour of the Gothic Quarter combined with a visit to the Barcelona Cathedral. Construction for the Barcelona Cathedral began in the 13th century and was completed six centuries later; take a guided tour of the site to learn more about it, and then enjoy free time to explore. 

Discover the remains of the Plaça Ramon Berenguer before heading to Pont Del Bisbe, a beautiful bridge and one of the most famous in Barcelona. Continue to King's Square, a medieval marvel together with the five-floor, 1555-built Tower of King Martí, the 15th-century Santa Àgata’s chapel, and the 14th-century Saló del Tinell. 

Hear about the significance of this location, where it is said that Catholic monarchs, Fernando and Isabel, received Columbus following his return from America. Afterwards, explore the Plaça Sant Jaume square, known as the center of the city's political activity and home to the City Hall and Palau de la Generalitat, the place of the Autonomous Catalan Government. 

During the walking tour, you will make three stops to travel back in time via Virtual Reality glasses, so as to gain a better understanding of the origins of the city. The first stop will be at the Roman Tinctoria, where fabrics were dyed. This glimpse into the past is significant as the color of one's clothes was a signifier of rank or role in Roman society.

The second stop will be Temple de Augustus, a large public square which stood at the center of urban life in Roman Barcelona. Your guide will explain to you the secrets and legends of its interior. The final stop is the Roman wall and Moncada Aqueduct, which protected and supported the Roman "Barcino," an important hub of trade.
Includes
  • Skip-the-line entry to Barcelona’s Cathedral
  • 45-minute guided tour plus some free time in the Cathedral
  • Walking tour of the Gothic Quarter with a licensed guide
  • Virtual Reality equipment
What’s Not Included
  • Food and drinks

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Meet in front of Hotel Olivia Plaza, at Plaça Catalunya 19, 15 minutes prior to tour start time. Look for your guide with an orange umbrella.

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Important information
Know before you go
• This tour involves some walking
Organized by

Barcelona Guide Bureau

Product ID: 375721